One of my favorite pages that I designed was this Wheels on the Bus Quiet Book Page. The wheels really turn, the doors open, and the children are finger puppets so they can move "up and down". It seems like every little kid knows this song, so it only made sense to include it in a car themed quiet book.
For this page I used the pattern, felt in blue, dark gray, black, yellow, red, white, light gray, cream, brown, mustard, & three patterned felts for the kids' clothes. I also used two short lengths of blue ribbon, two grommets, and two 1" black buttons.
I started out by making the kids so my children could play with them while I finished the rest of the page. They are super simple to make - no sewing required! (Of course, they could be sewn if you want, but hot glue is MUCH faster, makes them stiffer, and is completely machine wash/dryable).
To make the bus I first stitched down the two black stripes. Then, I stitched down the gray road and figured out the placement of the bus onto the page. After that I stitched around the outside of the bus to attach it to the page. I added the bumpers and lights and stitched around the driver's window. I matched up the inside door pieces to the doors on the bus, tucking the excess under the bus body. I machine stitched where the doors meet the body of the bus so they open easily and then hand stitched around the other three edges of each door to attach the door front and back together and make them more sturdy. Finally, I stitched around the upper three edges of the big window, leaving the bottom edge open to make the pocket for the kids.
I cut out the black wheels with pinking shears to give them a cool looking edge and added grommets to the middle. I stitched the buttons on through the grommets so the wheels can turn. And that's it. The whole page comes together fairly quickly and I think it is super cute.
If you make this page, please comment or email me and send me pictures! I would love to see how yours turns out!